Criminal charges were filed Friday against a man who allegedly attacked two Los Angeles police officers before being shot with a stun gun and subdued with the help of two bystanders.
Brandon Michael Wheeler, 24, is charged with two felony counts each of assault upon a peace officer or firefighter, battery with injury on a peace officer, battery with serious bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon, along with one misdemeanor count each of indecent exposure and engaging in lewd conduct.
Wheeler allegedly charged at the officers as they responded to a call about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday to the 8000 block of Fordham Road, near West 80th Street, in a residential portion of Westchester, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im said.
When the two responding officers located the suspect, he “immediately charged at officers” while swinging a chain and a padlock, Im said.
One officer shot the man with a Taser, “which was ineffective,” Im said. He was subsequently taken into custody with the help of two bystanders, one of whom was a security guard, the officer said.
The officers sustained lacerations and injuries to their heads and received medical treatment, according to Im.
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